HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!! Tawa Fry – Vegetables stuffed with Masala

lovely vegetables

To count blessings…..to say thanks for little and big things that we have; For peace, for health, for happiness of the heart.

Wishing a beautiful Thanksgiving to my blogosphere friends.

On this day, as the blog world fills up with sumptuous turkey dishes and sweet filled goodies, I bring to you a very simple, vegetarian dish that’s a family favorite. It’s called ‘Tawa fry’.

the tray close up 2

Recently, I have been trying to make dishes that would take a minimum of effort and yet give maximum flavors. Not that I don’t do it normally, but past many weeks, this has been especially true. I will come to the whys of it next time. For now, enjoy the bold flavors of this Tawa fry and have a gorgeous Thanksgiving and of course – Black Friday shopping.

your choice of vegies






For this dish, take whole vegetables of your choice. I prefer eggplant – small as well as big ones, okra, zucchini, variety of peppers, button onions, mushrooms. You can add or delete any vegetables that you want.

Then, dry roast some coriander and then grind it coarsely with a mortar and pestle (Tip: Let it cool down completely before hammering away).

roast coriander


Mix the coriander with crushed garlic, red chili powder, amchur powder, kasoori methi powder.

mix the masala




Add salt, sugar and oil.

add salt and mustard oil


Slit all the vegetables in the middle, halving them but taking care not to go all the way. Now, run the masala mixture in well.

rub masala



In a large saute pan, put some oil, heat and fry till done. Alternatively, you can spray or brush the vegetables with oil and bake them for 15 minutes at 400ºF. Then put it for broil for 3-5 minutes.
fry them


Serve Hot.

on a plate
Note: : The masala should be enough to fill the vegetables. The filling will dust off, but dont worry, it retains enough inside.
Always fry on low heat, as you don’t want the powders to be burnt.
You can also add some tomato puree to the mixture to change the taste. Play around with different masala mixture. It’s fun. And delicious! Enjoy.

9 comments for “HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!! Tawa Fry – Vegetables stuffed with Masala

  1. November 28, 2014 at 12:31 AM

    On thanksgiving your blog must be thanking you ki usko yaad to kiya. 😛

    Happy Thanksgiving to you also. Thanks to God for gifting me a didi like you!!

  2. November 28, 2014 at 4:18 AM

    Hope that you enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving, Minnie, surrounded by all whom you hold dear.
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  3. November 30, 2014 at 7:56 AM

    Healthy tawa fry recipe. Nice side dish for grilled item
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  4. December 3, 2014 at 3:05 PM

    Hope you had a great Thanksgiving! Love this dish — fun veggies, fun flavors. I’d probably add tomato puree to mine — love that suggestion. Very nice — thanks.
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  5. December 5, 2014 at 12:51 PM

    I’m going to add this to our meal next year for a little variety! lovely recipe…

  6. January 8, 2015 at 7:31 PM

    A very belated Thanksgiving to you, Minnie and all your family. Your vegetarian dish is very colourful and looks full of flavour xx
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